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  1. B

    Seeking gluten free/celiac disease walking advice

    Hi everyone, I've searched the forum and am hoping to start a new thread concerning those of us with Celiac Disease who need to stick to a strict gluten free diet. I speak decent enough Spanish and am not too worried about communicating my needs, but would love to hear any recent advice/tips...
  2. jsalt

    Aioli in South Africa

    Does anyone know where I can buy AIOLI in Johannesburg?
  3. Mycroft

    food and drink

    Hello, All, Does anyone have information for me on vegetarian food along the Coastal route and the Variante? Lots of info on seafood and beef and pork, but haven't seen anything yet about vegetarian. Are there grocery stores and/or supermarkets at the usual stopping places? Also wondering how...
  4. Robo

    What Other Cuisine would you Like to See on the Camino Frances?

    OK, this is not overly serious. More curiosity. Every now and then my 'dearly beloved' comes up with the idea of starting a restaurant / cafe. She loves to cook. And even if I say so my self, is darn good at it. Hence me being 15 kgs overweight! You can see where this is headed...... So...
  5. Casserole


    I have been dreaming about the melon and ham appetizer/meal. Does anyone know what kind of melon it is?
  6. Patrick Hickmott

    Fruit on the Camino

    Dear all, My wife likes to eat fruit every day. So I was just wondering what fruit might be available to eat on the Camino in late September and October? Thanks
  7. Tom DeWolf

    Question about food

    Hello all... I've been following this forum for several months now, learning a lot along the way. I'll be walking my first Camino beginning in mid-September and will appreciate some recent, experienced input regarding the standard food available along the Camino Frances... breakfast, lunch, and...
  8. L

    What happens to all the leftover food?

    When we eat from a menu del día, it’s impossible to eat all the soup we are served, or even the main course meats. What happens to the food we can’t eat? I try to eat as much as I can, but the servings are often enormous, and I hate to see food wasted. Buen camino everyone!
  9. 1

    Vegetarian and Vegan Camino

    Next year, when I walk the Camino I am going to carry hundreds of little fliers, which I will give to the owners of every restaurant that does not offer a decent selection of vegetarian and vegan options. They will be headlined thus: "BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY" And will read: "Did you know that...
  10. M

    Correct translation for dietary needs card.

    I have read many people carry a card in Spanish to use when buying food stating what you do and don't eat. I used google and other posts to make this below: Somos veganos, no como carne, ni panceta, ni marisco, ni pescado, ni huevos, ni leche, ni queso. Me puede recomendar algo? Nos gustan las...
  11. K

    Meal Options on the Camino from St.JPP to Roncesvalles

    Ideally, we'd like to start walking early and stop for coffee/breakfast along the way and then lunch further along. Are there any places to stop and get food on the way other than Orisson? Or should we plan on coffee and eating something before starting out and perhaps stopping in Orisson and...
  12. DreamHiker2

    Rice or Pasta Sides

    Hey, does anyone know if you can buy rice or pasta sides (dehydrated just add boiling water) packet meals in the supermarkets in Spain? I only ask as depending on my next hike route, I may need to consider meals in the field so to speak. Thanks in advance.
  13. M

    30 April marks the spot

    And so the journey has begun.... I feel the muscles of my face beginning to relax, my feet feel a little nervous but my heart is filed with excitement and joy... I begin my first Camino on Tuesday. Just wondering about how easy or challenging it is to find vegetarian meals along the way and...
  14. Ricardo Oliveira

    Vegetarian Camino Help

    Hi Pilgrims, After having done two paths with my little son, this year we returned on the way to make Valença - Santiago in 3 days, it will be such an adventure. Considering that we are vegetarians will be a challenge aside waiting for us on the way. Anyone have suggestions to give us about...
  15. Hilarious

    The Coffee Question?

    Hi from DownUnder Start my first Camino (Frances) on 18th September. I definitely need a caffeine hit to get me going in the morning. I’m a bit confused as to types of coffees in Spanish. Cafe con leche I presume is from an espresso machine like a latte or flat white. What is an Americano? Is...
  16. Geodoc

    Seeking info on availability of food products

    Does anyone know if one can purchase Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP) and nutritional yeast in Spain?
  17. S

    Complete your Camino de Santiago at Burger King in Leon!!!

    This falls under the category of "I wouldn't believe it if I didn't see it myself.......
  18. Pelegrin

    Healthy food in Spain

    According to this article, THE LANCET publishes today an study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that says food is the main cause of death in the world. Spain is in a good position in less people dead by this issue (third after Israel and France). After seeing France in second...
  19. Walking Nature World

    Meals that we like to cook on Camino and when camping - Step by step recipes

    In this video we are willing to share with you 3 of our favourite easy to cook meals on a daily basis when we are on a long hike and out camping. We realized that these are the dishes that we most often go for and like the best. All of them are going to be vegetarian friendly, have simple...
  20. Ungawawa

    Avoiding the breakfast trap?

    The money I've most felt like I've wasted on the camino has almost always been at breakfast time. I've lost count of the number of times I've dropped 3 or 4 Euros on some bad coffee and dry toast and jam. So I'd like to ask you what do you do for breakfast each morning on the camino? What can...